Neoprene is used for making soft/comfortable splints. Because the neoprene material is slightly elastic, it allows controlled movement while wearing. Neoprene is also characterized by its resistance to water and heat/cold. The material is also suitable for making specialized splints with unique properties.
Neoprene is light and thin and improves the function of the joint. In addition, the soft neoprene provides a comfortable warmth for joints that are, for example, affected by arthritis. The neoprene material is available in various colors and 2 different thicknesses. Neoprene can be attached with special glue, tape, ironing tape or Velcro.
- Neoprene is light and soft material.
- The neoprene material is elastic.
- Latex-free making suitable for sensitive skin.
- An insulating effect that is ideal for joints. The heat can have a beneficial effect on hypertonicity and is pleasant for affected joints or for cold intolerance.
- The elasticity of neoprene makes it suitable for pressure therapy for edema control but allows controlled movement. This pressure distribution minimizes the risk of pressure points.
- Repellent of liquid so that perspiration does not enter the material.
Neoprene can be used in the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatism, nerve injury, stiff joints, swelling or congenital hand disorders. The material is suitable for various applications such as circular pressure distribution without pressure points (e.g. edema), inhibition of full flexion or (mild) redression of extension.